After more than a year-long battle with brain cancer, U.S. Sen. John McCain, 81, died on Aug. 25 in his ranch near Sedona, Arizona. His family announced this week that he was discontinuing medical treatment.McCain was a naval bomber pilot who earned the respect of republicans and democrats alike during his 40-year career in Washington and during his two unsuccessful campaigns for president. He was the son and grandson of four-star admirals and a prisoner of war. As a young officer, he was imprisoned for five years and tortured in Vietnam. Many lauded McCain as hero who walked among us. "My heart is broken," McCain's wife Cindy wrote in a tweet on Saturday. "I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the the place he loved best." "All that I am is thanks to him," his daughter, Meghan McCain, who has taken up her own interest in politics and … [Read more...] about John McCain, senator and presidential candidate, dies at 81
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POLITICS 08/25/2018 08:23 pm ET Updated 6 hours ago The six-term senator was a prisoner of war for five and a half years during the Vietnam War. By Igor Bobic Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former Republican presidential nominee and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday. He was 81. McCain, who had a history of skin cancer, was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017 after a routine physical revealed a blood clot over his left eye. He had surgery to remove the clot, which doctors then determined was the result of an aggressive tumor called a glioblastoma. Earlier this week, McCain decided to discontinue his cancer treatment. His family announced his death in a statement late Saturday. Tributes poured in from both sides of the aisle, including from President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. The White House lowered its flag to half staff in honor of the late senator. My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure … [Read more...] about John McCain, Senator And Former Republican Presidential Nominee, Dead At 81
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySarah Mervosh and Alan Yuhas Aug. 26, 2018 President Trump offered his “deepest sympathies and respect” to the family of Senator John McCain on Saturday night, setting aside a yearslong, bitter and often deeply personal feud between the two men that had lasted into the senator’s final days. The president shared his condolences in a brief tweet, shortly after it was announced that Mr. McCain, who had been battling brain cancer, had died. “Our hearts and prayers are with you!” he said. The White House flag was lowered to half-staff on Saturday night in honor of Mr. McCain. My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2018 But as former … [Read more...] about Trump Offers Condolences to Family of John McCain, Senator Who Defied Him
PHOENIX - The news of Sen. John McCain's passing has led to many questions over what happens to the lawmaker's Senate seat.The Seventeenth Amendment, which established the direct election of senators, also clarifies rules of filling seats left vacant due to a senator's death, resignation, or expulsion.The amendment allows state legislatures to empower the governor to appoint a replacement to fulfill the term, which means Gov. Doug Ducey's selection will serve until our next general election in November 2020.In Arizona's case, as with a handful of other states, the governor's appointee must be of the same political party as that of the vacating senator, meaning Ducey will fill the spot with a fellow Republican.A Friday report from the New York Times said Rep. Martha McSally and McCain's wife, Cindy, could be potential picks for Ducey to fill the open seat. … [Read more...] about What happens to John McCain’s Senate seat?
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print John McCain, Arizona senator and former Republican presidential candidate, has died at the age of 81. "Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 pm on August 25, 2018. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family," his office said in a statement. "At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years." Related Items John McCain Click to comment Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ. … [Read more...] about John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81